Letter from America

Fault line of race

Print edition : February 19, 2016

A protester holds up a placard as Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (left) speaks at the Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., on January 20. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP

Members of Black Lives Matter at the annual Martin Luther King Holiday Peace Walk and Parade in Washington, D.C., on January 18. Photo: ALEX WONG/AFP

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump speaking at Claremont, New Hampshire, on January 5. His campaign slogan is Make America Great Again. Photo: Scott Eisen/AFP

“Black Lives Matter” is a cry from the heart of the frustrated black population. A white population in despair takes refuge in the toxic language of racism.
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